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Simon & Schuster Canada

On Sunday, May 26th at 1pm Emily Carr House National and B.C. Provincial Historic Site Welcomes Bruce and Vicki Heyman for a book signing.

207 Government Street, Victoria, B.C. 1-250-383-5843 ecarr@shaw.ca

A call to action and a much-needed book about why diplomacy matters now more than ever before.

All over the world, diplomacy is under threat. Diplomats used to handle sensitive international negotiations, but increasingly, incendiary Tweets and statements are posing a threat to foreign relations. 

In The Art of Diplomacy, the former U.S. ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, and his wife, Vicki Heyman, spell out why diplomacy and diplomats matter. This dynamic power couple arrived in Canada intent on representing American interests, but they quickly learned that to do so meant representing the best interests of all citizens of both countries. 

They narrate their three year journey across the country and highlight the Canadians they met from all walks of life—including Supreme Court justices, prime ministers, fishermen, artists, and entrepreneurs. They brought Obama to Canada and Trudeau to the U.S., created cultural and artistic exchange between Canada and the U.S., promoted economic and trade interests, and overall made a lasting positive impact on one of the most important relationships in the free world today.

Politically poignant and a call to action, this book is a reminder that only by working together can nations build a better world for all. At this key moment in history, when opposing nationalist and populist agendas threaten to divide us, The Art of Diplomacy reminds us to keep calm, to work together, and to carry on.

AMBASSADOR BRUCE HEYMAN served as the United States Ambassador to Canada under President Barack Obama from 2014 until 2017. He appears regularly on CBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, CTV, CNBC and other media outlets as an expert on trade and bilateral issues. He lives in Chicago with his wife and co-author, Vicki Heyman.

Connect with Bruce on Twitter @BruceAHeyman

VICKI HEYMAN was an American cultural envoy in Canada, leading cross-border conversations and programs related to the arts, social innovation, and youth engagement.  She is on the board of the Council for Canadian American Relations and the international advisory board of C2 Montreal. Vicki lives in Chicago where she and Bruce are co-founders of Uncharted,llc.

Connect with Vicki on Twitter @vshey.

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